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Why Taming of a Shrew? Why Now?
I wanted to direct The Taming of a Shrew  because Kate makes me want to be a better boyfriend. There are lots of interesting textual curiosities in this play, and there are many ways that The Taming of a Shrew  can be said to create a dialogue with it's Fol...
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Happy New Year!
It's been a long road since I've last left off with you, friends, but I hope the second half of your 2014s were excellent, and your 2015s will be as well. Not to leave you all without an explanation, I have left off updating this blog primarily because the ...
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Henry V and Shakespeare's Rape Culture
Tom Berger, scholar in residence at the American Shakespeare Center's graduate program at Mary Baldwin College, was fond of reminding us to be careful about applying our post-Enlightenment sensibilities to pre-Enlightenment works, which I have found to be a...
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Notes from the Breach | Cut
In this month's Notes from the Breach ,  I discuss some of the things that interest me most in The Cronicle Historie of Henry the Fift , a.k.a the "bad quarto" of Henry V . Also, if you're reading this and will be anywhere around NYC in April, you should re...
In this month's Notes from the Breach, I discuss some of the things that interest me most in The Cronicle Historie of Henry the Fift, a.k.a the "bad quarto" of Henry V. Also, if you're reading this and will be anywhere around...
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Maybe if I can't find the words, it's because I don't have to. 
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Notes from the Breach | I Have Then Sinned Against His Experience and Transgressed Against His Valour
In my latest Notes from the Breach , I bump my head against one of directing's deadly sins.
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If you want to do something to celebrate International Women's Day, check out this documentary about Admiral Grace Hopper. 

Lady Ada Lovelace often gets credit as the first programmer, but that's only true in the most theoretical sense. Adm. Hopper, on the other hand; she's the real deal, and probably did more than anyone else (with the exception of Alan Turing) to make modern computing possible. 

Think Al Gore invented the Internet? NOPE! It was Adm. Hopper who advocated the US military abandon its practice of large central computing systems in favor of networks of smaller, distributed systems. So if you enjoy the fact that you're able to hang out with your friends all over the world via modern social networks, you should check this out. 

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-queen-of-code/
You probably don’t know the name Grace Hopper, but you should. As a rear admiral in the U.S. Navy, Hopper worked on the first computer, the Harvard Mark 1. And she headed the team that created the ...
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Notes from the Breach | Put Money in thy Purse
In my latest Notes from the Breach , I question something that often gets neglected in scholarly approaches to early modern playing companies on tour: what those companies did with their money. Also, you've got just one more weekend to see The Cronicle Hist...
In my latest Notes from the Breach, I question something that often gets neglected in scholarly approaches to early modern playing companies on tour: what those companies did with their money. Also, you've got just one more w...
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Early Modern Thriftshopping
When the King's Men staged Middleton's A Game at Chess  in 1624, their satire of the Spanish ambassador Diego Sarmiento de Acuña, conde de Gondomar was so explicit that they acquired pieces of Gondomar's wardrobe to use as costumes for the character of the ...
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The Promise of a Paperless Society
I've spent a lot of time surrounded by glowing rectangles for the past few days. While holding auditions (via Skype) for Bad Quarto's upcoming production of Henry V , the combination of Skype-monitor, email-monitor, and resume-monitor (because otherwise I w...
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The Failure of Language
The past few weeks have been a rough time for my family; the tragic death of both a cousin and a beloved family pet have both served as reminders of the inefficacy of words to convey our most powerful feelings. When Shakespeare's characters feel most deeply...
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Soundboard v2.0.6b Available Now
I'm pleased to announce that the latest release of Soundboard is now available. Lots of bug fixes and a few new features make this the most stable release yet. RELEASE NOTES Corrected bug that was causing the GUI to hang on a stop cue. Corrected bug that ca...
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In his circles
70 people
Have him in circles
66 people
Alexandros G. Sfakianakis's profile photo
Stephan Pietrowski's profile photo
Becky Reed's profile photo
Stephanie Loving's profile photo
Mark McDonnell's profile photo
Murray M. Schwartz's profile photo
Rogue Shakespeare's profile photo
Amy Bolis's profile photo
kirsten upchurch's profile photo
Education
  • Mary Baldwin College
    Directing, 2009 - 2012
  • State University of New York at Potsdam
    Theatre, English, Computer Science, 1997 - 2002
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Acietes transeundae sunt.
Introduction
Tony Tambasco (that's me!) holds an MFA in directing and a Master of Letters (an academic degree) in Shakespeare and Performance from the American Shakespeare Center's partner program with Mary Baldwin College. If you ask me something related to Shakespeare or his contemporaries, expect an earful.

While my training is as a director, I have worked fairly consistently as both a stage director and designer for the past decade, and have more lately begun to explore acting, musical performance, and playwriting. I am interested in connecting with fellow artists and companies devoted to creative storytelling and who embrace the challenges of manifesting their artistic visions.

If you're interested in learning more, check out my online portfolio: www.TonyTambasco.com
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